Information & Broadcasting Ministry To Take Action Against Illegal & Unauthorised Television Channels

The I&B ministry has decided to hold consultations with broadcast industry stakeholders in a bid to crack down on illegal and unauthorised television channels. The information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry has decided to hold consultations with broadcast industry stakeholders in a bid to crack down on illegal and unauthorised television channels that are transmitted by cable operators across the country.…

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Impact Of GST On Cable TV Operators & Broadband Service Providers

The Taxable Supplies by Local Cable Operator(LCO) under the Cable TV Industry are as follows: Supply of Cable TV Package to Customers. Supply of Set-top box (STB). Set-top-box(STB) Repair Services. Supply of Broadband Package on Behalf of Multi System Operator(MSO) / Broadband Service Provider. Other Related Supplies Made For the Provision of Cable TV / Broadband Package; Some of the…

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Bringing Digital India To Life Opens Up New Opportunities For Brands

Digitisation is creating tremendous opportunities for economies across the globe, and India is an example of a country that not only understands this opportunity, but has embraced it. What India has been able to achieve in terms of economic transformation over the past two decades is commendable. Through sweeping economic reforms, initiatives to open up Indian markets to global business…

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Now CID will Investigate Cable TV Piracy

Broadcasters have approached the Haryana Government to look into the matter. Following which, the investigations have now been handed over to the state CB-CID. Notably, there are only three authorised officers who are empowered under the Cable Television Network (Regulation) Act to take action against the violators – the police chief of the district, sub-divisional magistrate and district magistrate. The CB-CID will work in…

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BARC Introduced Digital Measurement Service A Way Forward For The Industry

BARC India announced the phased roll-out of its much-awaited digital measurement service along with the brand name and logo of its digital measurement products. The digital products will be launched under the brand name EKAM (Sanskrit for ‘one’). The logo of EKAM draws inspiration from the four colors (Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green) as BARC India. The branding highlights BARC…

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Even a Month After Digital Switch-Over, Cable Operators Transmit Analog Signals in Remote Areas

Industry executives estimate that over 30% of the total television households covered under Phase 3 and 4 are still using analog signals, instead of installing set-top boxes Even after the official digital switch-over that happened on 31 March, cable operators across the country continue to transmit analog signals over their networks in remote and far-flung areas. Industry executives estimate that…

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BSNL Ties Up with Cable TV Operators To Provide Broadband Connection

The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Karimnagar district unit had tied up with the local cable operator to provide cable television network, landline phone, broadband and voice calls to its customers under the Fibre to the home (FTTH) programme. Formally launching the FTTH services provided by Guru Cable operators in the town on Monday, the BSNL Karimnagar General Manager said that…

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